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What is Image Recognition

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What is Image Recognition


One of the prominent usecase of artificial intelligence and machine learning is Computer Vision. The growth in computer vision and image recognition has been phenomenal in the last decade. From controlling a driver-less car to carrying out face detection for a biometric access, Image Recognition helps in processing and categorizing objects based on trained algorithms.

From Wikipedia,
let's first understand what is Computer Vision. Computer vision is an interdisciplinary scientific field that deals with how computers can gain high-level understanding from digital images or videos. From the perspective of engineering, it seeks to understand and automate tasks that the human visual system can do.

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What is Convolutional Neural Network

From Wikipedia, let's first understand what is Convolutional Neural Network. In deep learning, a convolutional neural network (CNN, or ConvNet) is a class of deep neural networks, most commonly applied to analyzing visual imagery. They are also known as shift invariant or space invariant artificial neural networks (SIANN), based on their shared-weights architecture and translation invariance characteristics. They have applications in image and video recognition, recommender systems, image classification, medical image analysis, natural language processing, and financial time series.

Object detection is a computer vision technique that works to identify and locate objects within an image or video. FutureAPI provides a simple API to detect various objects in the image. You distinctly know what composes the image. Image identification powered by innovative machine learning has already been embedded in a number of fields with impressive success.

Applications of Image Recognition

Here are some of the Applications or Usecases that FutureAPI is capable of solving. Though the usecases are infinite, here is a comprehensive list of usecases that FutureAPI's Object Detection API can solve.

  1. Automatic Tagging - Identification and Tagging photos with everything that the picture contains. Can be used by Photo/Art Gallery, Content Management Systems(like Wordpress, Joomla, etc.,) and Camera Rolls.
  2. Classification - Classify images based on location, context, attributes etc., Let us say a Gallery App on your phone could classify pictures of your dog, pictures of you trekking, pictures of you cycling, pictures of festivals, etc.,
  3. Personalize Shopping - Upgrade your customer experience on your e-commerce portal by making relevant products more discoverable by advanced tagging accuracy.
  4. Moderation of Content - Helps identify horror, violence, gore or provoking content. Helps you to have a pleasant image viewing/searching experience.
  5. Visual Search - Want to build a search feature for your app? Have millions of images? Want to make it automated and super fast? Use FutureAPI! Search images based on what they contain.
  6. Document Classification - Classify documents from your innumerable photos (Lets say your phone or Downloads folder on your laptop etc.,)
  7. Context Generation - Classify images and Search them from the context of the image. Ex - Find all images where a girl is in a park with a dog, you can tag images that match the criteria.
  8. Image Based Search - Want to find images similar to a given image? You can build the best image recommendation engine by just calling API's! Ex - Let's say you have an image of a beach, you can show more pictures of beach from your collection by using FutureAPI
  9. Boosting AR experience - Augmented Reality is boring without useful information on the AR view. Get real-time information on what is on the AR screen and the application can construct a lot more information from it.
  10. Giving Vision to Blind People - This is the greatest use-case. We want to enable Governments, NGO's, Research Groups to use our technology to build applications or hardware that will provide virtual vision to the blind. This would enable blind people to identify what is around them when they look around.

FutureAPI provides advanced Machine Learning and Deep Learning API's which you can use to enhance your product and automate pipelines. Don't miss to check our use-cases.

Want to discuss on how Image Recognition will help your product? Contact us now! We would love to discuss how to make your product smarter and automate processes.

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